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The primary goal of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is to provide a rich foundation in the liberal arts and sciences that will enable students to realize their potential as self-sustaining individuals and contributing members of society. Liberal Arts and Sciences courses allow students to develop their abilities in critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, communication and interpersonal relations.

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers the following majors: Animal Policy, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Coaching, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Justice, Digital Media, Disabilities Studies, Early Childhood, Early Childhood Administration, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Fine Arts, Fitness Specialist, Forensic Science Studies, Health and Wellness Studies, Health Sciences, Human Services, Individual Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescent Education, Liberal Arts and Science – Humanities and Social Science, Liberal Arts and Science – Mathematics and Science, Physical Education Studies, Physical Sciences, Public Administration Studies, Teaching Assistant, Theatre Arts and Worksite Health Promotion.

Some graduates of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences are prepared for immediate employment, but most of the school’s graduates choose to transfer to four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Hudson Valley Community College has more than 100 articulation agreements with more than 40 public and private four-year institutions, allowing students to transfer with junior status. In addition, the college’s Center for Careers and Transfer provides services that allow students a smooth and seamless transfer.